Friday, March 24, 2017

Record Store Day in Guelph

Record Store Day is Saturday, April 22. 

This year is the 10th anniversary of Record Store Day and Royal Cat Records in Guelph is proud to be one of the official Canadian venues for this great event!

This is a day to celebrate all the wonders of music on vinyl and support a small business in your town. It is also a day for the music industry and independant record stores to give back to their customers and community.

We are scheduling many surprises and door prizes for this great day. As is usual, there are many special releases being scheduled for the big day as well. Please check out the full list of special releases on the official RSD website --there are tons of interesting records being made in limited quantities for fans, from new David Bowie and Prince collectibles to unique releases from contemporary artists like Run the Jewels, Spoon, and more. Also available this year is Santana's live set from Woodstock in 1969, Notorious B.I.G.'s Born Again (which has been off the market since the early 2000s), plus releases from The RamonesPatti SmithFleetwood Mac and hundreds more.

Please let us know if you are interested in particular records and we will attempt to order them for you. All records are available in limited quantities and there are no guarantees.

Royal Cat Records
10 Carden St
downtown Guelph

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. The first Record Store Day took place on April 19, 2008. 

This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records,  and on and on. In 2008 a small list of titles was released on Record Store Day and that list has grown to include artists and labels both large and small, in every genre and price point. In 2015, 60% of the Record Store Day Official Release List came from independent labels and distributors. The list continues to include a wide range of artists, covering the diverse taste of record stores and their customers.

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